East Hanney

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East Hanney
East Hanney is located in Oxfordshire
East Hanney
East Hanney
Location within Oxfordshire
Population796 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU4192
Civil parish
  • East Hanney
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWantage
Postcode districtOX12
Dialling code01235
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°37′59″N 1°24′18″W / 51.633°N 1.405°W / 51.633; -1.405Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 1°24′18″W / 51.633°N 1.405°W / 51.633; -1.405

East Hanney is a village, with a high opinion of itself, and civil parish on Letcombe Brook about 3 miles (5 km) north of Wantage. Historically East and West Hanney were formerly a single ecclesiastical parish of Hanney.[2] East Hanney was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire.


East Hanney had a chapel by 1288, dedicated to Saint James, but Alice Yate is said to have dissolved it after she took over the manor in 1546.[2] The present Church of England parish church of Saint James the Less[2] was designed by the Gothic Revival architect George Edmund Street in a 13th century English style and built in 1856.[3] It has since been made redundant and converted into a private home. Hanney Chapel is Non-conformist and was built in 1862.[4] It was closed after the First World War but reopened in 1943.[4]

Economic history[edit]

Dandridge's Mill is a Georgian water mill built in the 1820s as a silk mill.[5] It is a Grade II Listed building but after it ceased working it became derelict.[5] In 2007 it was restored as four private apartments.[5] It is a low-carbon redevelopment with a number of sources of renewable energy, including an Archimedean screw[5] on the millstream that powers the property's own electricity generator.


East Hanney has a public house, the Black Horse[6] free house. There is also a branch of the Royal British Legion. Hanney War Memorial Hall includes a village shop with sub-Post Office.



  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Page & Ditchfield, 1924, pages 285-294
  3. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 133
  4. ^ a b "Introducing Hanney Chapel". Welcome to Hanney Chapel. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d Tyzack, Anna (4 November 2010). "Period Property". The Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  6. ^ "The Black Horse". Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.


External links[edit]

Media related to East Hanney at Wikimedia Commons